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Queen Sugar Star Rutina Wesley Announces Engagement

Sugar

Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'

When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a …

Lesbian

Demi Lovato took Danica Roem, the first openly transgender state legislator, to the AMAs

Demi Lovato brought a special guest who's making empowering changes in politics to last night's 2017 American Music Awards.<p>The "Sorry Not Sorry" …

Danica Roem

Celebrate Transgender Day of Resilience with these stunning posters and poems

Since 2015, a group of artists has marked the solemn day known as Transgender Day of Remembrance, on Nov. 20, with vivid art and poetry meant to …

LGBTQ

Lucy Fizz Tells Us How Nightlife Culture Helped Her Embrace Identity As A Trans Woman

‘The first time that I went out dressed as a woman, I guess when I was like eighteen, was at nightclubs with my friends’, Lucy Fizz tells me. ‘I feel …

LGBTQ

Why we need to accept the possibility that sexual orientation can change with age

Before I realised I was actually trans, I was involved in the lesbian community.<p>It was commonplace for older women to have lived through their …

LGBTQ

Trans people already face a hostile world. Now the media is making it worse

Trans children are at high risk of self-harm and bullying. What they need is understanding and support; what they receive is vilification and ridicule<p>Some children are transgender. You can accept them and love them for who they say they are or make their lives hell – those are the options.<p>I’ve been …

LGBTQ

Wait over for same sex marriage survey result

If the official count of the same-sex marriage survey matches myriad opinion polls, same-sex Australian couples will be able to marry by …

Equality

Church Ordered To Remove Rainbow Flag Ahead Of Australian Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

The vote on same-sex marriage is due Tuesday evening.<p>An LGBTQ-inclusive church in Adelaide, South Australia, was recently ordered by the local city council to remove its rainbow flag from the exterior of its building.<p>Church of the Trinity minister Sue Wickham wrote on her Facebook wall<p>that she had …

Equality

That Gay Episode: An Out And Proud ‘Wings’ Plays One-On-One With Bad Parenting

Coming out isn’t always painful, or at least it isn’t <i>all</i> painful. Some parts are exhilarating while others are exhausting, and it’s that intense high …

Mary Tyler Moore Show

California will be the first state to use LGBT-inclusive history textbooks in schools

California has become the first state to approve LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for use in primary schools, the Advocate reports.<p>The California State Board of Education on Thursday approved 10 textbooks for kindergarten through eighth-grade students that include coverage of the historical …

LGBTQ

Why Chinese Nationalists Have a Homophobia Problem

Last week, a women’s basketball coach at a central Chinese university posted a photograph online showing two students holding an anti-gay banner on …

Craig Ferguson

LGBTQ characters at record high on TV yet diversity is lacking, report shows

The annual report from Glaad has found an increase in LGBTQ characters on the small screen but they remain predominantly white men<p>A new study shows that LGBTQ characters are represented on the small screen in record numbers but diversity is still lacking.<p>The annual “Where We Are on TV” report from …

Diversity

What gay men’s attitudes to masculinity have taught me about womanhood

Surprising survey results showed me how complex and troubling society’s ideas about sexuality are – and gave me an increased respect for women<p>Masculinity is in crisis. That message resonates loud and clear from the mainstream media. Hardly a day goes by without straight men debating what it means …

Feminism

Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie Shows How Far We've Got to Go for LGBTQ Representation on the Big Screen

<i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> is a great movie—but one area where it falters is with Valkyrie. Not because of characterization, because she’s just as great, …

Comics

Gay men who broke laws by having normal sex lives will finally be pardoned in Scotland

Scotland is on the verge of pardoning thousands of gay men once convicted for having sex.<p>Under Scottish law, consensual homosexual acts between men …

LGBTQ

LGBTQ workers still face higher unemployment rates

In March, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would not be collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity in 2020, a move that LGBTQ advocacy groups decried as a form of erasure. That decision led the social-science company CivicScience, with the support of organizations including the …

Economy

LGBT British Asians turning to sham marriages over fears of being disowned

The number of South Asian people searching online to enter into marriages of convenience in the UK is the “tip of the iceberg”, as helpline calls on …

LGBTQ

Germany's top court tells lawmakers to recognize 'third gender'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Germany's top court ruled Wednesday that lawmakers must legally recognize a "third gender" from birth.<p>Once a law is passed, Germany would become the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as a designation other than male or female.<p>The court ruled that the …

LGBTQ

A transgender woman defeated a man who authored a bathroom bill in Virginia in Tuesday's election

Here’s how she plans to treat him while in office.<p>Democrat Danica Roem will be the first openly transgender state lawmaker in America, after winning a decisive victory for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates on Tuesday night.<p>Roem beat 13-term incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall, a conservative …

LGBTQ

Justice League's Ezra Miller aka The Flash told he'd "made a mistake" for coming out publicly

The 25-year-old actor came out as queer in 2012.<p><i>Justice League</i> star Ezra Miller made the decision back in 2012 to come out as queer, but not without …

Superheroes

America’s first openly trans legislator unseats right-winger who refused to call her ‘she’

A transgender woman made history last night as the first openly transgender state legislator – defeating an ultra-conservative anti-LGBT …

LGBTQ

Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.<p>Two openly transgender candidates won races as well as the first Sikh mayor in New Jersey and first African-American mayors in major …

Elections

Goodbye Sanvers, you will be missed.

<i>Supergirl</i> says good bye to Sanvers (the relationship between Alex Danvers and Maggie Swayer) in season 3 episode 5. It was heartbreaking, but very …

TV

Kevin Spacey 'insulted entire LGBT community' when he came out, says brother

Kevin Spacey’s brother has accused the disgraced actor of “insulting” LGBT people by conflating homosexuality with sexual abuse.<p>Randy Fowler said the …

Kevin Spacey

We Spoke to the Trans Artist Bringing Cannabis and Visibility to LGBTQ+ Seniors - Culture

<i>All photos courtesy of Leon Mostovoy</i><p>On a sunny Saturday afternoon in November, I find myself heading towards a giant rainbow flag on a busy street in …

LGBTQ

Creative Work of the Week: Rowse’s Three Bears set the precedent for LGBTQ+ representation

The votes have been counted and your Creative Work of the Week goes to Rowse Honey and BMB, whose cookery content series featuring three hairy, gay …

LGBTQ

Why do some people want to stop women performing drag?

A few months ago, an article accusing cisgender (non-trans) female drag queens of cultural appropriation went viral. Recently, it resurfaced. Instead of positing any new insight about queer culture, the author veered into the all-too-familiar territory of describing women as the problem. This is …

Feminism

Gay rebels: Why some older homosexual men don't support same-sex marriage

"I … don't for the life of me understand why the gay community has decided to emulate an institution that doesn't work for even straight people … It …

LGBTQ

As non-binary actors become more visible, this website supports their work

When a student preparing for an audition needed a monologue from a trans character, Emmy-nominated writer Leigh Fondakowski wondered why that would …

LGBTQ